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Coin type: Two Shillings (Debased Silver)

CountryBritish West Africa CurrencyBritish West African Pound
Sub-type ofTwo Shillings Sub-types
Face value2 (x Shilling)
Year produced1920 CurrentNo (demonetised 1965)
Material0.500 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)29 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)11.3100

Crowned and draped bust of King George V facing left (crowned effigy by Sir Bertram Mackennal); the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Badge of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, the legend GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: (George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); the artist's initials BM are on the bust truncation.

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:

At centre, dividing the date 1920, a palm tree; around outside a circle broken by decorative extensions adjacent to the date, BRITISH WEST AFRICA (above) and the denomination TWO SHILLINGS (below).

The mint mark H is buried at the base of the palm tree.

EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone

References to additional information:

[Book] Remick, Jerome. 1971. The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins, pp 87-95.
[Book] Vice, David. 1983. The Coinage of British West Africa & St. Helena 1684 - 1958.

List of 1 coins of type: Two Shillings (Debased Silver) from British West Africa
Two Shillings 1920 (Debased Silver) 1,925,960 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: